Joanna E. Howard

Assistant Professor

What I do

I write ficiton, poetry and creative non-fiction. I teach prose writing and mutable forms practice-based courses. I also teach narrative theory and 20/21st Century literature.

Professional Biography

Joanna Howard is Assistant Professor of Literary Arts specializing in prose writing and prose and poetry hybrids, with a background in narrative theory and contemporary literature. She is the author of the novel Rerun Era (McSweeney’s, 2019), Foreign Correspondent (Counterpath, 2013), a story collection On the Winding Stair (Boa editions, 2009) an artist’s book In the Colorless Round, (Noemi, 2006) and Field Glass, a speculative novel co-written with Joanna Ruocco (Sidebrow, 2017). Her work has appeared in Conjunctions, Verse, McSweeney’s, Bomb, Chicago Review, Brooklyn Rail, and places elsewhere. She has also collaborated on translations from French, Walls by Marcel Cohen (Black Square, 2009) and Cows by Frederic Boyer (Noemi, 2014).


  • Ph.D., English Creative Writing, University of Denver, 2004
  • MFA, Fiction writing, Bowling Green State University, 1999
  • BA, English, Oklahoma State University, 1997